LONDON (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May’s objectives. But in an interview with the BBC, Macron said London’s financial center could not enjoy the same level of access to the EU
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation’s planned visit to the South to prepare for the North’s art troupe during the Winter Olympics was “not a permanent cancellation”. “It’s not a permanent cancellation on sending its advance team for performance, it is a
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will impose “special emissions restrictions” on enterprises in major industrial sectors in northern China later this year, as it bids to ensure its war on pollution continues once a tough winter anti-smog campaign ends in March. To meet politically crucial air quality targets last year, China forced 28 cities in northern
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(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a trial that began in 2015. Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan said that even though
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates. “Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection,” Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to legislation passed by the U.S. Congress that extends
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday. The coroner’s office attributed Petty’s death at the age of 66 to a “mixed toxicity” of fentanyl, oxycodone, generic Restoril, generic
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. Sisi’s rule has brought some stability to the country, but critics say his popularity has been eroded by tough economic
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months. The voluntary guidelines from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) recommend that all productions provide in-person anti-sexual
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will begin to prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat “sensationalism” and “misinformation,” Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, said it will use surveys to determine rankings on how
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend “the right to life.” The Republican president’s speech, relayed via video link from the White House
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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Friday raised the monthly fee for Amazon Prime, its fast-shipping and video-streaming service, to $12.99 from $10.99, while maintaining the annual fee. The company also hiked the monthly subscription fee for Amazon Prime Student members, its service targeting college students, to $6.49 from $5.49. Existing monthly Prime and Prime
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